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Brands today are way more open-minded about solving problems in a new fashion way. With high screen time, mobile has become the primary go-to for all consumers targeted by advertisers.

To overcome increasing brand challenges in this highly competitive world, The Department of Computer Science with Data Analytics brings to you an IDEATHON  to discover real brand solutions. IDEATHON provides a perfect ground to network and innovate for all students and to come up with solutions.

Remember Successful products are those who solve the problems of people and make their day-to-day life faster and easier.

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What is an Ideathon?

An Ideathon is generally defined as a short, intensive, workshop-like experience for people to address pressing issues and/or challenges. Brainstorming is a group creativity technique by which efforts are made to find a conclusion for a specific problem by gathering a list of ideas spontaneously contributed by its members.

 

“The Ideathon is like a hackathon, minus the hacking. It’s about getting people together to try to solve a problem.” 

 

Spark 2020

Spark 2020 is an Ideathon organized by the Department of Computer Science with Data Analytics as a part of PSGCAS Institutional Innovation Council Activity which will be conducted on 6th Nov 05:00 pm to 8th Nov 05:00 pm using google meet and devpost platform.  

How will it be beneficial for students?

  • Build a community of problem solvers.
  •  Identify unique ideas that can make a difference to the broader community.
  •  Provide a platform to develop an active community that will learn from each other and works toward a common goal to raise public awareness about research and reasons to participate in social trials.

How will the problem statements be collected?

 The problems were collected from various sectors that had a big impact on society. 

How will the Students participate?

The team can scan the QR code which will take them to Devpost platform where they will get the link for joining the WhatsApp group as well as the google form for registration. Devpost will have the introduction of YouTube video and a little guide to the overall process. The WhatsApp group will be one mode of communication between the participants and moderators where they can ask and clarify their doubts regarding the Ideathon. The problem statements would be disclosed at a specific time when the actual Ideathon would commence. Students need to come up with a solution to the selected problem statement and need to pitch their ideas in front of the panel.

Jury Selection                   

Persons that are experts in their fields and those experts in the domain of the scrutinized sectors of problem statements were invited for judging the ideas of the student teams.  

Jury Guidelines

   Each team will be allotted a time of at most 5 minutes for presentation. Participants are requested to prepare the slides accordingly.

·The presentation will be followed by 2 minutes of a Q & A session.

·The ideas will be evaluated on the basis of the:

o   Quality and originality of the idea

o   Is it solving the problem or not?

o   It's likely to impact on the target group and market

·Idea will be evaluated on the following main criteria:

o   Innovation - How 'innovative' is the idea? Is this idea creative and progressive?

o   Feasibility of Implementation - How feasible is the idea? How can it be executed within 6 months/one year on a defined budget?

o   Sustainability - How sustainable is the idea? Is this idea cost-effective? Where does this have market potential and scalability?

o   Impact - How does this idea raise awareness for diverse or vulnerable populations in a range of social conditions?

View full rules

Prizes

Certificates

All participants who submit a Project will receive a Certificate.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

 Eligibility: Open to all students of PSG College of Arts and Science

Requirements

You are expected to meet the following requirements:

    • Team of 4(max. 4 members)
    • One demo video to be submitted
    •   A well -researched  and a decent business model (Better to have  SWOT Analysis)

Judges

Dr. Sridevi

Dr. Sridevi
PSG CAS

Judging Criteria

  • Basic
    a. Quality and originality of the idea. b. Is it solving the problem or not? c. It's likely to impact on the target group and market.
  • Innovation
    How 'innovative' is the idea? Is this idea creative and progressive?
  • Feasibility of Implementation
    How feasible is the idea?
  • Novelty
    Have you seen something like this before? Is it the same old hackathon project in a new package? Is it really some kind of "Out of box" thought stuff? This rating is for how new and surprising the idea is.
  • Sustainability
    How sustainable is the idea? Is this idea cost-effective? Where does this have market potential and scalability?